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Lion of Chaos
Date Reviewed: 6.14.04
Average Rating: 2.5
Limited Average Rating: 2.75
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|Deathliger, Lion of
If you could call a black creature "Vanilla," this
is it. Deathliger is almost that. His chocolate
syrup is that he's a double breaker. Of course, he's
decently costed as a 9000 for 7, but add the double
breaker bonus, and he becomes much better. He plays
a tad late at 7, but he's pretty big, so if you've
had a well built lead in to him from your deck, you
should be sitting well.
In limited, anything large and double breaker makes
the cut. Even if it's not in your colors and you
open him late, you can splash for him.
||Deathliger, Lion of
I'm sure that if I was a casual card-playing kid, a
9000 point creature for 7 mana would be cool. But as
a competitive card-playing adult -- this card just
doesn't make the cut for my Constructed decks. Sure,
it is a Double Breaker - but it has a huge bullseye
that just screams "Smoke me, Pit me!". At 7 mana,
creature better have some sort of "comes into play"
effect, or it gets left in the binder.
However, when playing the GBA game, Sempai Legends -
Deathliger did make it into my early decks.
In a Booster Draft or Sealed Limited, where the game
play is a bit slower, Deathliger might see play.
However, it is a card that I wouldn't bother just
playing one of, three of, or four of -- and I can
barely justify playing two in a Constructed deck.
Sure, Deathliger will kill just about any card of
your opponent's that is tapped, but shields don't
care how big or how small the attacking creature is.
Deathliger is great eye candy, and they do look nice
in my collection - but unless you collect 4 of every
card like I do, you'd probably be better off trading
the Deathliger for some better cards.